Novichok, Poland, Trade War: Your Friday Briefing

Novichok, Poland, Trade War: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Experts theorize on the latest Novichok poisoning, Polish judges rebel and the trade war begins. Here’s the latest: • Scott Pruitt, above, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, resigned after months of allegations of legal and ethical violations as well as […]

Netanyahu tells Europe to get tougher on Iran after France bomb plot

Netanyahu tells Europe to get tougher on Iran after France bomb plot

Netanyahu tells Europe to get tougher on Iran after France bomb plot  Ynetnews Iran’s president is in Europe to save the nuclear deal … but he risks starting a ‘messy dispute’  CNBC Time Running Out to Save Iran Deal as Rouhani Visits Europe  Bloomberg President Trump Is Putting Huge Pressure on Europe to Reinstate Sanctions on Iran. He’s […]

Migrants anxious to start anew in Europe after Libya 'hell'

Migrants anxious to start anew in Europe after Libya 'hell'

ABOARD THE OPEN ARMS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA — Izzeddin al-Ghalban’s first attempt to reach Europe ended when the boat engine died. The Libyan coast guard thwarted his second. After a third try, the 23-year-old rested on the deck of a Spanish aid group’s rescue ship as it headed toward Barcelona, grateful that he finally […]

Most of Europe's rivers and lakes fail water quality tests – report

Most of Europe's rivers and lakes fail water quality tests – report

The vast majority of Europe’s rivers, lakes and estuaries have failed to meet minimum ecological standards for habitat degradation and pollution, according to a damning new report. Only 40% of surface water bodies surveyed by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) were found to be in a good ecological state, despite EU laws and biodiversity protocols. […]

Best city break holiday in Europe 2018 revealed as this sunny destination

Best city break holiday in Europe 2018 revealed as this sunny destination

The best city break holiday destination for this summer was found to be Athens in Greece. At the awards which took place in the Greek capital city, it won the award for Europe’s Leading City Break Destination 2018. It beat heavy competition, coming out on top of 13 other European cities include London, Paris and […]

Upper Hunter Schools Europe Trip 2018

Upper Hunter Schools Europe Trip 2018

For many students this provided a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to visit the Vatican City, the birth place of St Catherine of Siena (patron saint of St Catherine’s) and Assisi. Students also visited major churches such as the bombed ruins of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, which remains as the symbolic centre of West […]

Competing visions of Europe are threatening to tear the union apart

Competing visions of Europe are threatening to tear the union apart

On Thursday the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, warned that the future of the EU depended on whether it could find answers to the question of migration. But as difficult as the issue of migration is, it is actually just one element of the hugely complex challenge facing the EU, which is divided along multiple, overlapping […]

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